weekday {clock}R Documentation

Construct a weekday vector


A weekday is a simple type that represents a day of the week.

The most interesting thing about the weekday type is that it implements circular arithmetic, which makes determining the "next Monday" or "previous Tuesday" from a sys-time or naive-time easy to compute. See the examples.


weekday(code = integer(), ..., encoding = "western")




Integer codes between ⁠[1, 7]⁠ representing days of the week. The interpretation of these values depends on encoding.


These dots are for future extensions and must be empty.



One of:

  • "western": Encode weekdays assuming 1 == Sunday and 7 == Saturday.

  • "iso": Encode weekdays assuming 1 == Monday and 7 == Sunday. This is in line with the ISO standard.


A weekday vector.


x <- as_naive_time(year_month_day(2019, 01, 05))

# This is a Saturday!

# Adjust to the next Wednesday
wednesday <- weekday(clock_weekdays$wednesday)

# This returns the number of days until the next Wednesday using
# circular arithmetic
# "Wednesday - Saturday = 4 days until next Wednesday"
wednesday - as_weekday(x)

# Advance to the next Wednesday
x_next_wednesday <- x + (wednesday - as_weekday(x))


# What about the previous Tuesday?
tuesday <- weekday(clock_weekdays$tuesday)
x - (as_weekday(x) - tuesday)

# What about the next Saturday?
# With an additional condition that if today is a Saturday,
# then advance to the next one.
saturday <- weekday(clock_weekdays$saturday)
x + 1L + (saturday - as_weekday(x + 1L))

# You can supply an ISO coding for `code` as well, where 1 == Monday.
weekday(1:7, encoding = "western")
weekday(1:7, encoding = "iso")

[Package clock version 0.7.0 Index]